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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
by the libyan people and backed by the united nations. and we agree on the ultimate destination that gaddafi must step aside to allow the people of libya to decide their own future in a democratic and united libya. on zimbabwe, we discuss how much we welcome the efforts of south africa and the south african development community to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic zimbabwe. we support the efforts to agree a robust road map in zimbabwe based around a reform elections. and as the road map delivers real political change, so britain is ready to revisit the restrictive measures that have been put in place. finally, mr. president, let me say when a great honor it is to be in south africa on president mandela's birthday. president mandela is an inspiration to the world, and as we celebrate his birthday and look back at just how far south africa has come, so i believe we can look forward with confidence to an even better future for south africa and her people. thank you. >> thank you very much. your excellence and honorable prime minister. we will take questions. given time constraints
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
," don't go away. -- in-depth, don't go away. >> game over for muammar gaddafi. that is how nato is describing the situation and libya. russian officials have been sounding out -- russian officials say that gaddafi has been sounding out the possibility of exile. rebels have been pushing close to the capital. for many people in the east of the country, the gaddafi era already belongs to the past. the main rebel stronghold in the city of benghazi. our reporter was there to see how life changed under rebel control. >>>> it is unusual to hear the words human-rights and equality repeated with such fervor in a classroom in libya. until recently, the children here just for allegiance to gaddafi. there were no english lessons. this volunteer teacher would like to change that. officially, schools here are still closed. a private organization has started teaching the children again. >> english was concocted in the glia. -- was neglected in libya. gaddafi removed it from the curriculum. he burned all of the books in the school. >> here, in eastern libya, where gaddafi no longer wields power
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
gaddafi's diplomats. -- norway's prime minister said his country will not be cowed by terror. >> emergency food supplies arrived in the somali capital. wait -- with a year to go, the head of the ioc extends an invitation to ask -- athletes. >> broadcasting to viewers from pbs on america. this is "newsday". hello and welcome. five months after the uprising after colonel gaddafi's roll, britain has recognized the rebel council as the new government of libya. the u.s., france, and more than 30 other countries have recognized the council. our world affairs editor has this assessment. >> the libyan embassy in central london. a hugely valuable piece of real estate. the siege as usual by a small, ever present group of demonstrators. they were overjoyed by britain's decision to recognize them. this is tripoli where the heart of the city was the green square is decorated with a gigantic portrait of colonel gaddafi himself. he has never been a man to shrink from self publicity. britain, which was keenest about bombing libya has decided to cut the last remaining diplomatic links. >> we no longer reco
Jul 28, 2011 12:30am PDT
. " newsday" on the bbc. >> libya condemns britain's decision to expel all of colonel gaddafi's diplomats after recognizing the transitional council as the new government. an independent inquiry in a way into the attacks and they say the country will not be made to cowger. >> and with just a year to go until the london olympics, the head of the ioc extend an invitation to the world's athletes. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> and it is 4:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america on pbs and around the world. this is "neuza de." -- "neuza dnewsday." >> five months after the uprising against colonel gaddafi's role, the transitional council has been recognized as the new government of libya. here is this assessment. >> the libyan embassy in central london, a hugely valuable piece of real estate, besieged, as usual, by a small, ever-present group of demonstrators. they were overjoyed by britain's decision to recognize their movement. and this is tripoli, where the heart of the city, green square, is now decorated with a gigantic portrait of colonel gaddafi himself. he has never be
Jul 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT
rid of gaddafi. -- open another front to get rid of gaddafi. it has been another dramatic week for rupert murdoch's news corp.. the fbi has involved itself and says it has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that news corp. journalists sought to gain access to the phone records of victims of the september 11th attacks. members of congress from both parties have called for an inquiry as to whether u.s. citizens were being targeted. i spoke to senator barbara boxer, who sent a letter to the department of justice asking for a full investigation. but first, how the crisis has spread. >> rupert murdoch's troubles may have broken out in the british corner of his empire, but the contagion is spreading fast to his businesses worldwide. in his home and australia, where he owns almost 150 titles, the company is checking all editorial content from the past five years. politicians are wary. >> i have been pretty shocked and disgusted to see the revelations we have seen in the united kingdom's, some of the things that have been done to intrude on people's privacy. >> more seriousl
Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, the international effort to remove moammar gaddafi from power got another boost today. britain declared but another governing authority and expel the remaining diplomats from london. this follows the move by the u.s. and paves the way to unfreezing millions in dollars. but will it make a difference on the ground? john simpson reports. >> 6:00 in the morning in the mountains. spies have warned of a buildup of pro gaddafi forces nearby, but these are not trained soldiers. they are just a bunch of volunteers. hours pass, and the gaddafi troops do not attack. the rebels were lax. they hope it is a false alarm. 11:00 a.m., but now, it is too hot for fighting. suddenly go, a lookout spots a column of enemy vehicles heading this way. there is going to be a battle after all. you can hear it. just sheltering beside this building. out there, the gaddafi people are shooting in our direction. bullets flying overhead from time to time. quite low. and this is one of the rebel positions. they're going to start firing off. going to head up. keith rohlinger period rohlinger. -- keep rolling. keep rolling. >> i spok
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to gaddafi's stronghold of tripoli. from this point, tripoli is only 52 miles away, close enough for this rebel commander to get a mobile phone signal to talk to his family. at present, they have mostly been abandoned. the rebels cleared his troops out of here fast. this is the heartland of libya's people. for decades, gaddafi regime has stamped down a card on their language and culture. now there's strange alphabet's is making a comeback in the streets. the rebel gains field permanent. gaddafi's forces seems too weak to recapture this territory. the number 2 in the rebel army thinks the war will end very soon. >> a month and a half. >> his bosses do not want him to stage an all-out attack on tripoli yet. they are worried about civilian casualties and want to make for an uprising to take place first. another colonel is a new arrival. he defected from tripoli a fortnight ago and says there are others you want to escape, too. >> they are afraid that gaddafi will kill their families if they go. >> yes, they are afraid. >> tripoli is now only a couple of hours' drive from here down t
Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
made the fastest progress against the gaddafi loyalists. we have a report now from the mountains in western libya. >> this. , the magnificent mountain range overlooking the plane that leads to the gaddafi stronghold of tripoli. from this point, according to our gps, tripoli is only 52 miles away, close enough for this rebel commander to get a mobile telephone signals of began to talk to this family. at present, the villages here have mostly been abandoned during the fighting of the last few weeks. the rebels cleared the gaddafi troops out of here fast. this is the heartland of the libyan people, who for decades, the gaddafi regime has stand down hard on their language and culture, but now, they're strange alphabet is making a comeback in the streets. the rebel gains feel permanent. the gaddafi forces seemed to be too weak and dispirited to recapture this territory. the number two in the rebel army, he thinks the war will end fairly soon. >> around one month or 1.5 months. >> but his bosses do not want him to stage an all-out attack on tripoli it. they are worried about civilian c
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explosives didn't. we believe the proposed acquisition of bskyb by news corporation would benefit both companies, but it is too difficult to progress in this climate. that adverse comment, protests outside par
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the rebels. with gaddafi still firmly entrenched despite months of bombing, the anti-government forces have stepped up their offenses in western libya. >> heavy fighting continues in western libya. the rebels have waged a five- month campaign aimed at capturing tripoli. gaddafi forces have proved a formidable opponent. the government has received support from the global community. the international contact group has given its full support to libya's transitional council, recommended the formation of an interim government. they have also asked that gaddafi relinquished power. -- gaddafi relinquish power. >> there are no other options. >> it is an important diplomatic milestone for the libyan opposition, especially now that the u.s. has officially recognized the rebel movement. >> we still have to work through various legal issues. we expect this recognition will enable the tnc to access additional sources of funding. >> there has been much to service demands for political and financial support. even with those added resources, the quest to remove gaddafi remains a daunting task. >> at least
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
. gaddafi must go. u.s. officials deliver an uncompromising message to their libyan counterparts in a secret meeting. the eurozone debt crisis worsens. fears for the major banks cause a stock market slump. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton builds bridges on a two- day trip to india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras
Jul 13, 2011 2:30pm PDT
gaddafi's forces and the rebels are still in a tug of war. the last few days have brought an incredible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire and today can get another blow. bowling to public and political pressure, news corp. withdrew their bid for bskyb. this is in the wake of the hacking scandal. for more on how the deal went, here is the bbc's business editor. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mobile is in the news for what he would see as the wrong reasons. the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment of his desire to get all of british news broadcasting. "we believe that the acquisition would benefit both companies it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate." this was the appalling climate for mr. murdoch. >> when such a serious cloud hangs over news corp. and a systematic pattern of deceit, does he agree with me that it would be quite wrong for them to them expand their stake. >> this was the prime minister a little bit later. >> i think this is the right decision. this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there ar
Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
, "bbc world news." >> extra pressure on muammar gaddafi -- london opens the door to a new libyan authorities. britain announces its next epps to push the gaddafi regime out. >> we are inviting the national transitional council to appoint a new libyan envoy in london. >> welcome to gmt. i am naga munchetty. intelligence chief says the man behind friday's attacks acted completely on his own. >> one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 olympic games, i am live at the aquatic center. speaking to athletes about their expectations ahead of the tournament. >> hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the foreign office has just unveiled the latest deaths in the campaign to push the libyan leader, -- the latest steps in the campaign to push the libyan leader, muammar gaddafi, out of power. we'll get reaction from tripoli in a moment. first, here is the announcement made by the british foreign secretary. >> we informed him that he and other regime diplomats from the gaddafi regime must now leave the united kingdom. we no longer recognize them as the represe
Jul 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
relationships and destabilize the region but would undo the nato progress but permitting gaddafi to return rolodex to the civilians on whom are intervention has protected. we may consay that it would only serve the gaddafi interest to withdraw from this nato operation before it is finished. the urgent question before you is not one of law, but of policy. will congress applied its support at this pivotal juncture ensuring that gaddafi does not regain the upper hand against the people of libya? in closing, i ask that you take quick and decisive action to approve senate joint to20, the bipartisan resolution, to provide congressional authorization for continued operations and libya to enforce the purposes of security council resolution 1973. only in so doing, can this body confirmed that the united states is united in support of the nato alliance and the aspirations of the libyan people. thank you and i look forward to answering your questions. >> thank you very much. we appreciate the testimony. questions. >> to buy. i will reserve my time for such time as i may want to intervene with my ques
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-government protests so far. colonel gaddafi addresses his supporters as a series of loud explosions are heard in his capital. welcome to "bbc news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming up later for you, the return of chenowia. all smiles on canada day as the duke of cambridge tries out his french on the crowd. >> hello, and welcome. a judge in new york has lifted the strict bail conditions imposed on the former head of the international monetary fund. dominique strauss kahn amid speculation the sexual assault case is faltering. he has posted a $6 million bail bond in may. now he's free to travel in america, although he can't leave the country and must appear in court again later this month. this report contains some flash photography. >> a relaxed and confident dominique strauss kahn arrived at the court flanked by his loyal wife as the u.s. media reported that the case against him was on the brink of collapse. in court, the former i.m.f. chief heard the prosecution itself raise doubts about the woman he she claims tried to rape her. >> the credibility issues
Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm PDT
found dead. gaddafi must go. that is the message u.s. officials say they delivered in face-to-face talks with representatives of the libyan leader. training for the london olympics. someone from trinidad is overcoming obstacles to make his country prague. -- proud. " welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the scandal that has engulfed britain. today was no exception. first the news of the second high-profile resignations and scotland yard in 24 hours when john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former "news of the world" reporter that alleged widespread hacking was found dead. the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious. nick robinson reports. >> he resigned just a day after his boss, commissioner paul stephenson. both are paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal, so says the mayor of london. >> i have just come off of the phone with yates and tendered his resignation. >> insisted both men jumped and were not pushed. he made it clear he did everything to encourage them. >> there are issues and ques
Jul 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. countries, including britain and france, appear to be shifting their stance on whether muammar gaddafi has to leave the country. from tripoli, our correspondent reports. >> he is still the biggest man in libya. nato has bombed colonel gaddafi for months, but the leader and his supporters just will not go away. william has now followed rebels in suggesting that if he gives up power, he may be able to stay inside his own country, but the government says no. >> with due respect, he cannot decide on behalf of the libyan people. what is important to us is what is important to us, not what william decides. >> and these pictures give us an idea of the defiance of colonel gaddafi. there was the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing, still alive, almost two years after he was sent home from scotland with terminal cancer. al-megrahi. we found more of this supporters on the front line with the rebels. nato has not been able to get them to surrender. it has been bombing since march. nato aircraft have made more than 16,000 sorties. they have carried out more than 6000 air strikes. still, the colonel
Jul 27, 2011 2:30pm PDT
moammar gaddafi from a control got another boost. they expelled the remaining libyan diplomats in london. the move follows france and the u.s. and also pays the way -- paves the way. will it make a difference on the ground? we have this report. >> the government now is a significant boost for them. britain is following the u.s. and france in intensify the pressure on the libyan regime. >> we no longer recognize them as the representatives of the libyan government, and we are inviting the transitional council to appoint a new diplomatic convoy to take over the embassy in london. >> the libyan embassy in london is in nights bridge. the ambassador here was expelled in may. now, they have three days to leave. the other diplomats must go, as well. and they must deal with the frozen assets, now controlled by opponents of the regime. this is an important symbolic moment, especially for the small group of rebel supporters, who come here but to replace the flag of the gaddafi regime with their alone. the question is, what difference will it make on the ground? joining the demonstrators today, a f
Jul 29, 2011 12:30am PDT
by gaddafi's side. he was one of the highest profile figures to defect. though he became the man that led the military campaign, that he was never quite trusted by the insurgents. some suspected that his relationship with gaddafi was not completely over found his presently spearheading the efforts to topple the government darfur. he was seen as a trader by tripoli. either way, his death has come under suspicious circumstances. the general was shot shortly before he was due to appear in front of a judicial committee. an armed gang apparently shot him, along with his aide. the head of the gang has been detained, but the in d.c. -- the ntc stopped short of linking them to gaddafi. >> this is the last warning to all armed gangs operating inside of the cities. >> what happened is hard to gauge at this point. as the rebels try to push on toward tripoli and altman to overthrow colonel gaddafi. -- ultimately to overthrow colonel gaddafi, it is unclear the path that will take. >> the wrangling over the u.s. debt crisis has failed to resolve the issue. the vote in the house of representatives has n
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in the city square. the libyan rebels trying to oust one of gaddafi's from power saying they have made significant advances towards the capital of tripoli. we have been talking to rebels on the front line near the city of misrata. >> a quite extraordinary change has taken place here this village. just a few days ago when we were here, there was scores of men firing their guns, firing of rockets, and behind this sandbank over in that direction. you can see the amount of spent cartridges littered about the place as evidence of how fighting the -- how intense the fighting was. this is almost completely empty. down that road is where they have gone. the rebel fighters have dug in. this is the first time that the front line here has moved in six weeks. it might be a small distance but it represents a small breakthrough for the deadlock. some of the fighters we have spoken to say that there was very intensive fighting they have seen in the past few days and many casualties. they say that nato has done absolutely nothing. they have heard and seen their planes circling in the sky but they have
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
was stuck in a bloody stalemate and the rebels engaged fears daily battles with gaddafi troops. a kind of trench warfare. both sides taking heavy casualties. neither side making any gains, though. now they believe once the next town falls the road to tripoli will be open. but their light weaponry is no match for colonel gaddafi's long range rocket. until months ago none of these men had experience. they are medics, mechanics, farmers and students. but every new battle is a steep and bloody learning curve. this colonel is the man in overall charge of this stretch of the front line. there are several fighters here that claim an outstanding rank, but he is in fact a real colonel. before this started he was a colonel in gaddafi's army. one of 250 in his command with previous military experience. the rebel advance he admits has been hampered by a lack of experience and heavy weapons. but despite their support from nato, there's another reason they are advancing slowly. local suspicion and rivalry. so they are waiting for enough rebels to join the fight, too. allie was taken prisoner along w
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Jul 16, 2011 1:00am PDT
. the u.s. gives libyan rebels a huge boost as gaddafi reacts. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. both sides in the debt ceiling debate took the cases to the public today. house republicans said they will hold a vote on their plan next week including a balanced budget amendment. president obama pleaded with lawmakers to set aside politics and self-interest to do what he called some tough stuff. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler has the specifics tonight. good evening, wendell. >> reporter: good evening, bret. republicans and democrats were both afraid the president would haul them off to camp david this weekend to work on the deficit reduction deal. neither wanted that. they were under orders to meet separately to try to make progress they couldn't seem to make together. in an unprecedented third news conference of the past two weeks, president obama said he hopes for a big deal to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. he also said what is on everybody's mind. >> we are running out of time. >> reporte
Jul 2, 2011 12:00pm PDT
jubilation among the rebels in libya this week when they heard that muammar gaddafi is the subject of an arrest warrant. more than 100 days before nato began military operations, anti gaddafi fighters began their operations. >> this was his very first day on the front line. a 19-year-old is being wheeled into surgery. another casualty in a besieged city where defiance is curdling into frustration. >> i don't think that nato is helping as much as they should be. there is a delay. >> amputation is the only option. a 19-year-old boy, a student in college. they're going to amputate his leg. for what? he does wants his freedom, that is all. that is all. >> of the weary defenders paused for prayers. they have held their ground here despite daily bombardments. ahead of them, the road to tripoli remains blocked. nato don't understand why does not destroy the tanks. they need to hunt down the once he is hiding. when a rebel general are rides to inspect this army, the men complain that they like bullets and guns. this visit is designed to boost morale from the fighters. the general's message
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
states government. >> a warning from muammar gaddafi. see what he is saying will happen if the nato airstrikes against his country continue. >> in maryland, the children of illegal immigrants were expected to get a break when it came to college tuition >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00 with gordon peterson and maureen bunyan. this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >>> leon panetta is now officially the new secretary of defense. he says members of the military and the families are his top priority. he has a full schedule in the coming months. >>> disturbing morning from walmart gaddafi. he is -- a disturbing warning from the muammar gaddafi. >> he made this announcement to thousands of people in tripoli. he warned that offices and families in europe would become a legitimate military target. >>> ray lahood is reportedly backing the above ground option for the dulles metro project. the airport authority it prefers the station to be built underground. he will meet with officials again in mid july. >> general motors is reporting a rise in sales. the june car sales were up by 10
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
earlier. nato has been threatened with a catastrophe if it does not stop bombing libya. gaddafi spoke in an audio message b broadcast on state television to thousands of supporters in the mean green square in tripoli. he warned the european government they could face attacks and urged nato to negotiate with people. rebels have beenaking advances against his troops in recent weeks. moroccans arere voting in a referendum on constitutional reform.. the proposals were drawn up by the king following a wave of protests. the main political parties as well as the civic and religious leaders have backed the reform. the youth movements as they don't t go f enough. >> the monarch's cast his vote at the special polling booth in the capital. the matter the outcome, he will reta much of his power as head of the army, religious institutions, and the justice ministry. many moroccans view the referendum as a victory in and of itself. a long way to concession from the king. voting is not only our duty but in the best interest of our nation. the changes are a necessity. they are real. we can feel them.
Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, younes was firmly at colonel gaddafi's side. when the conflict broke out in february, he was one of the first high-profile figures to defect. though he became the man who led the note rebels' military against colonel gaddafi, it seems he was never fully trusted by the insurgents. some suggest that his presence spearheading their efforts to topple the government deeply uncomfortable. nor was he ever given by the gaddafi inner circle. either way, his death has come under strange circumstances. the chairman of the national transitional council said that general younes was shot shortly before he was to appear before a judicial committee. an armed gang apparently shot him and to aids. -- and two aides. what bearing his death may have on the conflict is hard to gauge. if the rebels tried to push on, and ultimately overthrow colonel gaddafi, it is not clear if the rebel leadership has lost a valuable asset or compromised former insider. >>> u.s. political leaders are wrangling over how to resolve the american debt crisis with no immediate solution in sight. a key vote was too late thurs
Jul 30, 2011 12:30am PDT
colonel gaddafi seized power more than that several years ago -- he gave credibility to the fighters in the east. his experience made him the ideal man to lead the rebel forces. he could speak as an equal to the libyan leader. something he did in this bbc interview days before the conflict. >> my dear brother, i had hoped you would leave. stop the annihilation of our people. >> and his relationship with gaddafi arouse suspicion. some never believed that he really defected. others refused to obey his commands. rumors swirled that he was still in contact with the british union. he was gunned down on his way to answer questions about the front line. there were claims that he were killed by the very man sent to pick him up. if that is true, it is not good. many are fighting on three major fronts. in the western mountains, rebels say they have during adopted forces from a key border town. in ms. rodham, they are planning they arezrata, planning an attack on an area miles from tripoli. what matters now is the impact it has on their struggle against colonel gaddafi. it feeds into the tribal
Jul 29, 2011 2:30pm PDT
. she had four brothers when this battle began. one was killed by colonel gaddafi's men. the other three are volunteer soldiers in the rebel army. for this family, there is anger and grief. >> she is strong. she does not have any words. she is sad. >> what they want is for colonel gaddafi to stand trial. this week, britain shifted its position. they said that colonel gaddafi must leave power, he could stay on in the country if that is what the people want. look at what happened here. look at the scale of destruction. hundreds of people died in the battle for misrata and they cannot forget or forgive. what they want is justice. however much britain frowns on america on a quick settlement, it is difficult to imagine a solution that is acceptable for the government in tripoli and the people of misrata. the city is still under attack. a petrol depot struck by rockets this week, this is hardly conducive for peace talks. the truth is that misrata remains on a war footing, hundreds of its men are dug-in, stretching for miles along the latest from lines. they are a little bit more organized, bet
Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
of their fighters were killed and more than 16 loyal to colonel gaddafi have been locked in stalemate to the west of misratah for more than six weeks. let's speak to our correspondent in misratah and given the developments, how are rebels there viewing the latest campaign? >> well, i've just been speaking to the man who is chief coordinator between the rebels here and the rebel alliance. we've heard complaints about the lack of involvements from the rebels. today he's been specific. he says when nato planes are in the sky, we do hear and see them from time to time, colonel gaddafi forces cannot fire their rockets at the position but as soon as the nato planes leave the sky the rockets start falling like rain. this is what's causing the heavy casualties saying 17 of their fighters are killed and 16 more wounded only yesterday. one other thing he mentioned was ammunition. he says the rebels are short of ammunition and that's another thing that's holding them back from their push towards tripoli. of course libya is under an international arms 'em bargaina and saying they are having difficulty resupp
Jul 3, 2011 9:00am PDT
is the goal of the mission in libya? i think the goal should be to depose gaddafi. the president likes to say well, that is our political goal but not our military goal. those ought to be unified. then we need a plan from the president, not just a handoff to nato and say it's their problem, not mine. then we need to once the american people understand what the goal is and the means to achieve that goal, we will become unified behind this effort. >> all right, senator cornyn, thank you for your time and spending part of your fourth of july weekend with us. >> thank you. >> up next, senator graham and lieberman from afghanistan on the u.s. war efforts there and iran's meddling across that region. the motorola expert from sprint. its powerful tools help you work faster and smarter so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it lets you access business forms on the go, fire off e-mails with the qwerty keypad, and work securely around the world so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it's the android-powered phone that mixes business with pleasure. so let's get our work done, america, so w
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